Skip to main content

Full text of "Shipping Practice"

See other formats


CHAPTER XVIII
DISTANCES

THE nautical mile varies from 6,045*93 ft. on the equator
to 6,107-98 ft. in lat. 90, and the length of a mean nautical
mile is 6,076-91 ft., whilst the Admiralty measured mile is
6,080 ft.

A knot is one nautical mile per hour, and is a measure of
speed. A vessel whose speed is 10 knots, covers 10 nautical
miles per hour, but the knot is frequently used, although
wrongly, to denote a nautical mile.

The following table of distances should be memorized
where possible. The inclusion of a greater number of dis-
tances in this volume is not possible owing to limitation
of space.

DISTANCES FROM LONDON

640
680
300
510
190
48o

825
1,230

1,25

1,020

995
550
630
900

410

190

1,030

570
160

255
'690

Soo

Belfast
	
	660
	Liverpool   .

Bristol
	
	520
	Manchester

Cardiff
	
	500
	Newcastle  .

Dundee
	
	400
	Newport

Glasgow
	
	750
	Southampton

Hnll .
	
	210
	Swansea

Ipswich
	
	75
	

Aarhus
	
	570
	Memel

Archangel  .
	
	2,060
	Narvik

Abo   .
	
	995
	Htea.

Copenhagen
	
	580
	Reval

Dantzig
	
	790
	Riga .

Gefle .
	
	
	Skaw.

Gothenburg
	
	590
	Stettin       *

Keil   .
	
	436
	Stockholm .

Libau
	
	850
	Tornea

Lulea
	
	1,260
	

Amsterdam
	
	185
	Hamburg   .

Antwerp
	
	^75
	Havre

Bilbao
	
	720
	Lisbon

Bordean
	
	673
	Nantes

Bremen
	
	
	Rotterdam .

Brest.
	
	408
	Rouen

jjjTiy **' t rlf
	
	95
	Santander .

Gibraltar
	
	1,300
	Vigo .

109